The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    If you like it, by all means go for it. Folk are bigger nowadays than in the 1950s, and definitely better built than people in the 1930s. Wear a watch that complements your build. Personally, I would stay within 36-40mm, with occasional forays to 42mm in exceptional situations. The $$$$ watches tend to stay within a "conservative" size range because there are more people with $$$$ who are conservative than say, potential Hublot or Richard Mille buyers. What I find visually irksome is the 5'6" fellow with 6" wrists wearing a Big Pilot or that square Ball watch which looks like a cockpit instrument. Quite common nowadays. What I find mentally irksome is the 42mm watch with a big movement spacer within because the movement is a carryover from the 1960s/70s and the company took the easiest fastest cheapest way out. All style, no substance. Most irksome of all are the 42+mm watches with a generic ebauche that doesn't fit in terms of both size (too small) and shape (round movement in a square watch, c.f. aforementioned Ball).
     
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    Ball? You mean Bell & Ross?
     
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    mimo - imo, i really think it mostly has to do with your wrist size and build, and the watch design itself.

    obviously this has to do with associations of the times, but when i wear anything under 36mm i feel like it gets lost on my wrist, over 44mm and my wrist is lost under the watch. i have seen guys looks enviably elegant in a 33ish mm watches and guys make 45+ mm watches look perfectly natural.

    also, the design of the watch plays in as well, some watches look like they were meant to be large, others look like they need to go on a diet. regardless of the wearer. and some watches just look dumb.

    basically, im pretty open minded about watch size.
     
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    also, i want this so bad it hurts.

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    When you get it, just make sure you get one for me too.[​IMG]
     
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    What is everyone's favorite Rolex model? Does anyone have a gold daydate with white face and roman numerals? If so, can you post some pictures?
     
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    Don't have that one. But I have a few favorites:


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    My favorite Rolex models are the Daytona, the Sub, Explorer 2, GMT and Explorer. New or vintage, those are the models that capture my interest.

    As for the Day-Date, I've never had a desire to own one. The "President bracelet" has always been more prone to stretch than a gold Oyster...so if I ever were considering a Day-Date I would only get one on an Oyster bracelet. If going for a vintage gold Rolex it would be a Daytona, Sub or GMT...and for modern gold ones it would be the rose gold black dial Daytona.

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    I've always liked the simplicity of the OysterDate myself.
     
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    Ah, I originally asked what this piece was, as it was vaguely familiar. It's of course the 5208, and this is a picture of it on Thierry Stern's wrist, right?

    I hear it's fairly affordable.......
     
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    :laugh: i believe they are fetching close to a mil.
     
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    That is nasty. I think owning Patek is my dream job. I want a Lange Pour le Merite Tourby.

    Watch this review if you want to cry:



    Edit: maybe this is not his watch?
     
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    Another lovely piece, and far less pricey.
     
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    That is an awesome review. Hilarious.
     
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    just watched the "review" lolwtf.
     
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